Michigan Is In Need Of Federal Aid After Catastrophic Damage
With the torrential flooding and damage that the Upper Peninsula faced two weeks ago, the state of Michigan is now asking the government for federal assistance now that they estimate that the damages caused by the disaster could exceed $28 Million. A notice of intent was issued to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration on Tuesday by MDOT which requests emergency relief funds to be used to repair damages in Houghton, Menominee, and Gogebic counties.
Freep reports that Gov. Rick Snyder included those three cities in the state's disaster declaration which uses resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts available to whomever is listed. There are videos of the damage in action as entire roads were swept away by waterways. Michigan's National Guard has been working around the clock since then to clear the remaining roads and streets of debris. Hopefully the government will step up and help out the U.P.
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